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Homework benefits students
Firstly, reviewing the works in the classes can help students not forget what they learnt, and get high scores. When students learn new things in the school, they are lasted as short-term memory. By practice of information, which is homework we talk here, short-term memory is converted into long-term memory, so that students won’t forget after days. (Adult_brain_growth.ppt) Only if the students made the things they learnt into unforgettable information, would they not have to review all the things before tests, and get higher score in the tests. It’s actually much easier for students on the whole compared to doing great amount of revision just before the tests. According to the results of several studies, “the average homework completer had higher unit test scores than 73 percent of non-completers (Cooper, Robinson, & Patall, 2006)” (David J. Marks, PhD). This made evident that completing homework can truly higher students’ test scores.
Second, homework can help both students and teachers to assess their learning and teaching conditions in order to improve them. Students would be able to find the points they are confused about, or they are poor at. On the same breath, teachers can check if students really understand the lessons, and if the teaching methods are good fits for students.
Lastly, doing homework could be a good preparation for future careers because people often have assignments even they grew up and are working. The article about spending time on homework is worth it says, “Having more meaningful homework assignments can help build management skills” (Jane Eyre), and “For high school students, doing assignments outside of the classroom get them interested in a career path.” (Jane Eyre) This shows that doing homework is not only good for the academic studies students are studying now, but also good for future careers and life styles.
To conclude, homework can help students with their studies, assessing, and careers in the future. So if schools ban homework, students would easily forget what they’ve learnt in class and have no idea about how well they are doing in the studies. Have students had whole afterschool time as free time, they wouldn’t be able to finish reading books or projects as well. Therefore, homework benefits students, and shouldn’t be banned by schools.
David J. Marks, PhD and CSC Staff. “Homework: How it helps, and how parents can help kids get
it right.” 1 April 2014. Aug 2011.
Diane Ravitch, “Why Homework is Good for Kids.” HUFFPOST HEALTHY LIVING. 22 March 2007.
1 April 2014.
Homework has been an essential part of academic life (for all those who have taken their education seriously, and those who were compelled to have a committed relationship with it) and is such an integral part of the education that many of us recall most of the nightmares pertaining to incomplete home assignments and bad grades in them.
Seems like we have grown up listening to the benefits of homework, but many of them can be easily disputed.
1. Homework Teaches Time Management
The fact that you get to know exactly how many seconds more would you need to procrastinate in order to finish your tasks at the eleventh hour is an amazing skill that homework teaches us. And that’s not the only use of it, it is such an important skill that it always helps later in life. You’ve got to catch a bus in five minutes? You would never make the mistake of leaving your place 6 minutes prior to it.
2. Homework Helps Teachers Determine the Level of Understanding of Students
It helps teachers understand which of the students in class have the most amazing understanding so to copy each other’s homework without the slightest change of punctuations even.
3. Homework is a Chance for Parents to Know What Their Child Is Doing at School
The brighter the grades the lesser the homework, since the parents perceive the kid would have done it if they’re out playing till late evening and that their child is some sort of super human to be managing it. Only the truth is revealed upon receiving the final report cards (if the child doesn’t freeze them).
4. Homework Teaches Independence
Homework teaches students the independence to carry out any prank in the name of science experiment. So now you know where all that super glue from garage had vanished and why was the fish was dead in the tank with purple colored water.
5. Homework Teaches Students the Importance of Doing Things When They Feel Otherwise
Who says slavery doesn’t prevail? Homework gives real life examples of it by making students do what they’d not do in their wildest dreams. Talk about the boring assignments and the piles of worksheets and see your child’s gait change into a feeble old man’s.
6. Homework Teaches Problem Solving Skills
The problems in their lives have been gigantic and all thanks to homework, now they know how to ask out the cutest girl in town and how to shop secretly from their father’s credit card. Those are real problems, but algebra hasn’t even found its own ‘x’.
7. Homework Educates Students on Setting Priorities
The students now know what has to be done and when; the list could include a gig first followed by binge eating all the snacks in pantry and few episodes on Netflix, and with the leftover energy they could have all the focus on the gravitational force in the space.
8. Homework Teaches Planning, Organization and Taking Action
The students learn through homework how to plan their vacations and where during their geography sessions, and about the chances of catching a flu to have a week off during their biology sessions. After that, all the plans and organization of tasks are according to their ideas and actions are taken in the quickest manner possible.
9. It is another Opportunity to Review Class Material
And have the inner voice speak to them ‘You’re a champ; you don’t need to learn it twice’.
10. Homework Inculcates a Sense of Responsibility in Students about Their Educational Process
Homework helps students understand how important it is for them to study but how much more important it is for them to follow their dreams at a tender age, and get sick of the studies already!
And it is then that these responsible young adults plan and carry out their goals in their creative manner!
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